The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 302 266 314
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 414 451 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.83% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 299 199
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £15.30 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £38.18 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -21.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 371 £385 +10.00% 131
London +15 191 £400 +6.66% 61
South East -14 87 £385 -3.75% 30
Surrey +1 38 £425 +7.93% 15
City of London +38 37 £413 +3.12% 23
Scotland +5 35 £345 +2.22% 7
North West -7 22 £363 +3.57% 12
East of England -35 22 £325 - 4
Edinburgh +11 18 £420 +12.00% 4
Camberley +5 18 £425 +9.67%
Yorkshire +13 17 £430 +32.15% 8
Cambridgeshire -15 17 £325 +4.83% 3
East Sussex +14 14 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 14 £430 +37.52% 7
Hampshire -8 14 £325 -13.33% 3
Cambridge -22 14 £325 - 2
South West -25 12 £381 +20.55%
Brighton +7 11 £350 - 2
Berkshire -3 11 £450 +24.13% 5
Manchester -16 10 £344 -1.78% 9
Cheshire -5 9 £400 +14.28%
Halifax - 9 £443 -
Erskine - 9 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £300 -
Oxfordshire +2 8 £250 -47.36% 2
North East -40 8 £241 -49.21% 4
East Midlands +12 7 £325 - 6
Oxford +4 7 £225 -53.36% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 7 £241 -49.21% 3
Tyne and Wear -45 7 £241 -49.21% 4

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 481 (64.30%) Linux
2 296 (39.57%) Unix
3 292 (39.04%) Windows
4 226 (30.21%) Red Hat
5 206 (27.54%) VMware
6 200 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 191 (25.53%) Finance
8 166 (22.19%) Solaris
9 160 (21.39%) SAN
10 153 (20.45%) Active Directory
11 139 (18.58%) Windows Server
12 133 (17.78%) Puppet
13 128 (17.11%) Microsoft
14 116 (15.51%) Migration
15 111 (14.84%) Oracle
15 111 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 108 (14.44%) DNS
17 105 (14.04%) Veritas
18 101 (13.50%) ITIL
19 100 (13.37%) AIX
20 97 (12.97%) Perl
21 96 (12.83%) Python
22 95 (12.70%) HP
23 91 (12.17%) Shell Script
24 88 (11.76%) SQL
25 86 (11.50%) PowerShell
26 85 (11.36%) Banking
26 85 (11.36%) DevOps
27 80 (10.70%) NAS
27 80 (10.70%) Bash Shell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (8.82%) Apache
2 37 (4.95%) MS Exchange
3 36 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.88%) JBoss
5 27 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.41%) IIS
6 18 (2.41%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.27%) nginx
8 16 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 15 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.94%) TPMS
13 6 (0.80%) Confluence
14 5 (0.67%) FileNet
14 5 (0.67%) WordPress
15 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) Maple
3 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.13%) Simulink
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.13%) Lawson
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.54%) Office 365
3 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.47%) Amazon Glacier
9 10 (1.34%) SaaS
10 4 (0.53%) IaaS
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.27%) Route 53
12 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (21.39%) SAN
2 108 (14.44%) DNS
3 80 (10.70%) NAS
4 70 (9.36%) TCP/IP
5 55 (7.35%) Firewall
6 42 (5.61%) DHCP
7 32 (4.28%) LDAP
8 27 (3.61%) SSL
9 25 (3.34%) Internet
10 22 (2.94%) LAN
11 20 (2.67%) SSH
12 18 (2.41%) WAN
13 17 (2.27%) HTTP
14 15 (2.01%) Network Security
15 14 (1.87%) Intranet
16 12 (1.60%) VPN
17 11 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (1.47%) SMTP
18 10 (1.34%) FTP
19 9 (1.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.35%) MySQL
2 44 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.07%) MongoDB
4 21 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.34%) Big Data
10 9 (1.20%) DB2
10 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
14 1 (0.13%) InterSystems Cache
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.54%) JIRA
4 15 (2.01%) Subversion
5 7 (0.94%) RSpec
6 6 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.53%) GitLab
8 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.13%) Ant
11 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.13%) Maven
11 1 (0.13%) MSI
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 191 (25.53%) Finance
2 85 (11.36%) Banking
3 21 (2.81%) Law
4 14 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.74%) Back Office
5 13 (1.74%) Marketing
6 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.20%) Games
8 6 (0.80%) Advertising
8 6 (0.80%) Retail
9 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.40%) German Language
11 3 (0.40%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) International Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.74%) Web Services
2 24 (3.21%) LAMP
3 16 (2.14%) Middleware
4 15 (2.01%) XML
5 14 (1.87%) .NET
6 8 (1.07%) JRuby
7 7 (0.94%) CGI
7 7 (0.94%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.80%) HTML
8 6 (0.80%) SAX
9 4 (0.53%) jQuery
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.40%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.40%) Itk
10 3 (0.40%) J2EE
10 3 (0.40%) REST
10 3 (0.40%) Swing
10 3 (0.40%) XSL
11 2 (0.27%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.09%) Clustering
2 64 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.54%) EMC VNX
6 17 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.87%) EMC VMAX
8 13 (1.74%) Replication
9 12 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.34%) HACMP
12 8 (1.07%) Health Informatics
12 8 (1.07%) Informatics
12 8 (1.07%) iSeries
12 8 (1.07%) Wiki
13 7 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.94%) User Experience
14 6 (0.80%) Online Games
15 5 (0.67%) CMDB
15 5 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 481 (64.30%) Linux
2 296 (39.57%) Unix
3 292 (39.04%) Windows
4 200 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 166 (22.19%) Solaris
6 139 (18.58%) Windows Server
7 100 (13.37%) AIX
8 70 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (4.55%) CentOS
12 31 (4.14%) Ubuntu
13 30 (4.01%) Mac OS X
14 26 (3.48%) Windows 7
15 24 (3.21%) HPUX
16 21 (2.81%) SUSE
17 18 (2.41%) Debian
18 11 (1.47%) Windows 8
19 9 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (15.51%) Migration
2 101 (13.50%) ITIL
3 85 (11.36%) DevOps
4 71 (9.49%) Configuration Management
5 52 (6.95%) Open Source
6 50 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (6.28%) High Availability
8 46 (6.15%) Change Management
9 42 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (4.01%) Load Balancing
11 29 (3.88%) Project Management
12 25 (3.34%) Service Management
13 23 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (2.81%) Incident Management
15 20 (2.67%) E-Commerce
15 20 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (2.54%) Change Control
17 18 (2.41%) Problem Management
18 15 (2.01%) Time Management
19 14 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 97 (12.97%) Perl
2 96 (12.83%) Python
3 91 (12.17%) Shell Script
4 88 (11.76%) SQL
5 86 (11.50%) PowerShell
6 80 (10.70%) Bash Shell
7 42 (5.61%) Java
8 36 (4.81%) PHP
9 32 (4.28%) Ruby
10 13 (1.74%) Korn
10 13 (1.74%) VBScript
11 11 (1.47%) Bourne shell
11 11 (1.47%) C
12 10 (1.34%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.07%) VB
14 7 (0.94%) Go
14 7 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.94%) RPG IV
15 6 (0.80%) C++
16 5 (0.67%) AWK
Qualifications
1 43 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.48%) Degree
4 16 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.07%) RHCE
7 7 (0.94%) CCNA
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.67%) MCSE
9 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.53%) NCDA
10 4 (0.53%) NCIE
10 4 (0.53%) NCSA
10 4 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.27%) CCDE
12 2 (0.27%) IBM AIX Certification
12 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.35%) SLA
2 15 (2.01%) QA
3 6 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 153 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 111 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 48 (6.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 46 (6.15%) NFS
6 29 (3.88%) Hyper-V
7 26 (3.48%) KVM
8 24 (3.21%) vSphere
9 22 (2.94%) Veritas File System
10 20 (2.67%) VMware ESX
11 19 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (2.41%) Firmware
13 15 (2.01%) iptables
14 14 (1.87%) RHEV
15 13 (1.74%) XenApp
16 11 (1.47%) Docker
17 10 (1.34%) Samba
18 8 (1.07%) GPFS
18 8 (1.07%) Sendmail
19 7 (0.94%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 133 (17.78%) Puppet
2 45 (6.02%) Ansible
2 45 (6.02%) NetBackup
3 43 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (5.48%) Nagios
5 36 (4.81%) SCOM
6 32 (4.28%) SCCM
7 23 (3.07%) WSUS
8 18 (2.41%) Control-M
9 14 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (1.34%) HAProxy
10 10 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
11 8 (1.07%) Cacti
11 8 (1.07%) Legato
11 8 (1.07%) OpenView
11 8 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.94%) OSSEC
12 7 (0.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 6 (0.80%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 226 (30.21%) Red Hat
2 206 (27.54%) VMware
3 128 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 111 (14.84%) Oracle
5 105 (14.04%) Veritas
6 95 (12.70%) HP
7 78 (10.43%) EMC
7 78 (10.43%) IBM
8 66 (8.82%) NetApp
9 47 (6.28%) Cisco
10 42 (5.61%) Citrix
11 33 (4.41%) Symantec
12 32 (4.28%) Sun
13 27 (3.61%) Brocade
14 23 (3.07%) Dell
15 20 (2.67%) 3PAR
16 19 (2.54%) Splunk
17 17 (2.27%) BMC
18 12 (1.60%) Apple
19 11 (1.47%) F5
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £125 - £170 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Scotland
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 days ago